Yale University

In Memoriam

James Kirkman Jackson


The Birmingham News

March 27, 2016

James Kirkman Jackson, a native of Birmingham, AL, and resident of Weston, CT, passed away in Naples, FL, on January 14, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Birmingham, he was the son of the late James Kirkman Jackson and Margaret Gordon Crawford Jackson Rives.

Educated at Salisbury School, Yale University, and Columbia University, he also proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He had a long career as an investment advisor, initially with Steiner Rouse in Birmingham before moving to New York. In New York, he was affiliated with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Kidder Peabody, and Paine Webber/UBS, before retiring in 2006.

Kirkman was an avid historian, genealogist, and talented artist, spending much of his retirement designing and building fire boards. He was a member of the University Club of New York and a former trustee of the Weston Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Eaton) Jackson of Weston, four children, J. Kirkman Jackson, Jr. of Many, LA, Elizabeth Jackson Sortino of Newtown, CT, A. Rives Jackson of Cromwell, CT, and Gordon Crawford Jackson of Owls Head, ME, nine grandchildren and nieces, Margaret McWhorter King and Marjorie McWhorter Mantle. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Gordon Jackson Bell.

A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham on April 2 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, any donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.